The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a fast transforming city with a skyline that now competes with those of Manhattan and Chicago. The city is known for being a huge business hub but it also offers lavish hotels and world class entertainment making it a great luxury holiday destination.
One of the true highlights of this city is the Skeikh Zayed Grand Mosque: the sixth largest mosque in the world boasting 82 marble domes, 7 amazing chandeliers together consisting of millions of Swarovski crystals and 107m high minarets. Take a tour around this Grand Mosque and marvel at this breath-taking structure which showcases modern Islamic masterpiece. An older symbol of the city is the Al-Hosn Palace, also known as the Old Fort, which gives visitors an insight into the history of the city and the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi is also home to the Emirates Palace which illustrates true luxury, opulence and the Arabian culture. Although you may not be able to stay here, tourists like to explore the lobby, exhibitions at the hotel and even have one of their infamous coffees topped with gold. For the Marina Mall, go-carting and fantastic views of the city and Arabian Gulf, venture down to the Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s spectacular waterfront.
Head to Yas Island, just outside the city which is full of some of the city’s top entertainment attractions. With tonnes of shopping, a number of great hotels - including the standout Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi - and an award winning golf course, expect a truly unforgettable holiday. If you enjoy fast cars, why not enjoy a driving experience at the Yas Marina Circuit home of the annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix or visit the world's first Ferrari theme park.